GT and YouTube Crash Head-On

Fans of Polyphony Digital’s incredibly realistic driving simulator, Gran Turismo, have enjoyed the ability to save replays of memorable race sessions for many years now, but lacked the ability to show off those replays to anyone other than friends with PlayStation consoles and a copy of the game. But all that is about to change with the greatest entry yet in the series, Gran Turismo 5.

Kazunori Yamauchi and his team showed off some new footage for GT5 at the Asia Game Show 2009 today, and one of the slides confirmed a rumor that, until now, had very little traction. GT5 owners will be able to record and upload their high-octane races straight to Youtube. The game is slated to release next March in Japan, and Summer 2010 for North America and Europe.